Conductor, Artistic Director, Music Educator
M.Mus (Melb.) Grad.Dip.Ed
This experienced Conductor, Artistic Director, Music Educator and Adjudicator has had a career hallmarked with excellence over the last twenty years, having conducted over forty orchestras and eight choirs. After conducting a successful concert with the Maroondah Symphony earlier this year, the orchestra have engaged Gyula Cseszkó (M.Mus [Melb.] Grad.Dip.Ed), for four more concerts in 2022.
Born of Hungarian-Dutch parents in Adelaide, Gyula studied Viola with John Gould, Glynne Adams and Keith Crellin and received a Master of Music in conducting from Melbourne University in 2003, studying under Professor John Hopkins OBE. He has also studied with conductors Denis Vaughan, Nicholas Braithwaite, Shalom Ronly-Riklis, Carlo Felice Cillario and Carl Crossin OAM.
He founded and was Chief Conductor/Artistic Director of La Fraternita di Solisti, his own professional chamber orchestra, for five years. He has also served as Conductor of the Ballarat Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne University Biomedical Orchestra, and the Hawthorn U3A Orchestra for over eleven years, for the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra, the Melbourne University Symphony Orchestra, and guested for the Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Lawyers and Barrier Reef Orchestras, and Monash Medical Orchestra over the last two years.
• Ballarat Symphony Orchestra - June 2018
• Autumn Leaves Concert - March 2018
• Recommendation from MUBSO - August 2017
• Review Beethoven (BRO) - August 2017
Recently appointed Chief Conductor of the Ballarat Symphony Orchestra, He has conducted the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra, the Melbourne University Symphony Orchestra (in 5 concerts), the Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne University Biomedical Orchestra, Melbourne Lawyers and Monash Medical Orchestras, and the Hawthorn U3A Orchestra. He founded and was Chief Conductor/Artistic Director of the professional La Fratenita di Solisti chamber orchestra for five years.